Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Armistead Burwell, 15 November 1808

Novbr 15th. 1808

Dr Sir,

Dctr William Upshaw of Virginia wishes to obtain the appointment of Hospital or Regimental Surgeon, in the Service of the US; I am well convinced from the concurrent tistimony of his acquaintances, of his capacity, & from my own knowledge of his merits; he maintains in Society, as a Physician & Man, a character which it is desirable to introduce among those employ’d by the Gov’t—for one I should feel pleasure If his talents are employd


W. A Burwell

PHi: Daniel Parker Papers.

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